Sunday, November 19, 2017

Half Marathon Training: Week 5 Recap

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Man time is just flying by. That's how week 5 felt it just flew by. Before I knew it, it was Sunday again and prepping for my upcoming week. Sadly I did not hit all my goals that I had hoped to achieve. I wasn't able to get to 25 miles but I was able to get my 8 mile long run. Unfortunately during my long run I wasn't able to get negative splits but I was able to get a decent pace overall. Here is how my week went:

MONDAY: Rest Day

TUESDAY: Three miles on the treadmill with alternating speed of 6.5 and 7.0 for an average pace of 8:55 per mile. I also was able to get in a quick strength training workout towards the end of the day. Worked on arms, shoulders, and legs.

WEDNESDAY: Four miles on the treadmill. I ran a half mile warmup on 6.5 speed and then went on to run 4x800s on 7.5 speed. After each 800 I ran a lap on 6.5 speed. By the end my final average pace per mile was 8:30. This workout kicked my butt. My legs were on fire by the end especially since they were tired from the day before.

THURSDAY: Three mile progressive run on the treadmill. First mile 6.5, second mile 6.6, and final mile 6.7 for an average pace of 9:07.

FRIDAY: Rest Day

SATURDAY: I ran 4 miles around my neighborhood. Since I live on a mountain, my run consisted of a ton of hills but also ocean views towards the end. Final average pace per mile: 9:44


SUNDAY: Long run day! Today I ran 8 miles around Mission Bay. My goal for this long run was to work on negative splits but I wasn't able to accomplish that. I still ran at a pretty good pace (9:24). I actually felt pretty good which makes me hopeful for my next long run. 

This week's goals:
  • 9 mile long run
  • More speed work
  • One strength training day
  • Increase weekly mileage: 25 miles
Other than the weekly mileage I am pretty sure I can obtain all these goals. I'm planning on doing my long run on Thanksgiving day so I don't feel guilty about eating all the food! Hope you guys have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!

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